In a life rut? Hate your job? Feel like you're missing out on something?
I had always dreamed that I would live in a foreign country at some point in my life. So far, it hasn't happened for me. I've been on some long vacations and backpacking trips, but nothing epic like a year abroad. Having lived in Toronto and Mississauga for most of my life, I can't picture not trying something outside of my comfort zone before I reach the working holiday visa age limit of 35.
The Canadian Government has a bunch of partnerships with other countries to make a one-year working holiday visa easy for you. In most cases, it's a way to supplement your income while travelling in countries like Costa Rica, Australia, France, Japan, Spain and more.
If you're looking for something to happen to you - stop waiting for a job or situation to pick you. I have finally learned that it's all about taking small action steps to make your big goal come true. I'm working towards a way to live six months abroad in 2013. I got my eye on Amsterdam right now, since I'm over 30 but still under 35. The options are a bit more limited but still exciting! It's also a great opportunity to get some international experience on your resume.
To learn more visit: International Experience Canada via The Foreign Affairs & International Trade Ministry of Canada